Demystifying Book Publishing for First-Gen Scholars

Department: Humanities Center

Date and Time: January 21, 2022 | 12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Event Location: zoom - see registration link

Event Details

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As part of the new UC Press FirstGen Program, this webinar is designed to help first-gen scholars learn about the book publishing process.


FirstGen Authors Panel

Watch to learn about their experiences with book publishing. 

  • Long Bui director of First Gen Faculty Initiative and associate professor of global studies, University of California, Irvine
  • Anita Casavantes Bradford professor of Chicano/Latino Studies, University of California, Irvine
  • Ma Vang associate professor of critical race and ethnic studies, University of California, Merced
  • Mohamed Abumaye assistant professor of sociology, California State University, San Marcos
UC Press Editors

Key aspects of the publishing process will be discussed. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions. Topics include:
  • choosing the right publisher
  • preparing a book proposal
  • understanding how the peer review and Editorial Committee process works
  • revising your manuscript
  • working with publishers to promote your book
  • Raina Polivka editor for music, film, media studies
  • Archna Patel associate editor for art history
  • Kate Marshall editor for anthropology, food studies, and Latin American studies
  • Niels Hooper executive editor for history, American studies, Middle East studies 
Sponsored by the University of California Press and the UC Collaborative of Humanities Centers and Institutes

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